"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward you're always in the same place" said Nora Roberts, a best-selling author.
This holds true for almost all of us. We are content with what we get, even though it may not be ideal or even close to ideal. We subscribe to the view that “sab chalta hai”, which has become an inherent part of life for us.
But, this attitude has made us laidback and non-assertive.....read more
Benralizumab shows encouraging results in hypereosinophilic syndromes
Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee
Benralizumab used to treat a severe form of asthma dramatically improved the health of people with rare chronic immune disorders called hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) in whom other treatments were ineffective or intolerable in a small clinical trial of 20 people with severe forms of HES who had at least 1,000 eosinophils/µL of blood at baseline and whose condition had been stable on other HES therapies for at least a month before enrolling....read more
1. A drug approved to treat a severe form of asthma dramatically improved the health of people with rare chronic immune disorders called hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) in whom other treatments were ineffective or intolerable. This finding comes from a small clinical trial led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted through a partnership with the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The results were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.... read more
One in four health care facilities around the world lacks basic water services, impacting over 2 billion people, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP).... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a lower concentration level standard for fluoride in bottled water, yet some scientists and environmental groups believe that the proposed limit is still too high and poses a danger to human health.... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a fixed-dose combination of aclidinium bromide 400 µg (long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)) and formoterol fumarate 12 µg (long-acting beta-agonist.... read more
The first clinical trial of an innovative universal influenza vaccine candidate is examining the vaccine's safety and tolerability as well as its ability to induce an immune response in healthy volunteers. Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...read more
In patients without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who received a heart or lung transplant from donors with hepatitis C viremia, treatment with an antiviral regimen for 4 weeks, initiated within a few hours after transplantation, prevented the establishment of HCV infection..... read more
Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support).
IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more
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Unsafe abortions still rampant among women, even in urban India Lack of awareness on how to safely terminate a pregnancy can prove detrimental
New Delhi, 4 April 2019: Estimates indicate that till date a large majority of women, even in urban India, are unaware of their rights regarding abortion. They continue to resort to unsafe and medically non-substantiated methods of abortions which at times prove fatal. Unsafe abortions currently account for one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in India. Only one in 10 abortions in Delhi are reported, say gynecologists, with the official figures on termination of pregnancies hovering between 49,000 and 56,000 in the last five years (2013 to December 2018).
Banning abortions does not stop women from getting a pregnancy terminated but does increase the risk of them resorting to dangerous measures to end unwanted pregnancies.